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Philadelphia City Paper Article “Learning Curve” Highlights NIM

For many local child-care providers, navigating L&I has become more difficult than ever.

Article by Samantha Melamed, City Paper
Posted: Wed, Jan. 25, 2012, 11:00 PM

Photo by Neal Santos: “UNDER INSPECTION: Josette Clark has spent a year trying to open her West Philly day care, and met with numerous challenges.”

Last June, Josette Clark held an open house for her brand-new West Philadelphia child-care center, The Creation Station Day Care & Preschool: three colorful rooms stocked with cribs, toys, strollers and kid-size plastic chairs and tables. The event was a success, reaping a thick pile of applications from parents. But nearly seven months later, The Creation Station has yet to open.

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Legendary Illustrator E.B. Lewis Reads To Children At First E.B. Lewis Reading Corner – Channel 6 Action News (ABC)

On November 16, NIM celebrated a newly forged partnership with famed children’s book illustrator E.B. Lewis by hosting children from Childspace Day Care Center at the first E.B. Lewis Reading Corner in NIM’s Early Learning Resource Centerin West Mt. Airy. NIM will open a second E.B. Lewis Reading Corner at its West Philadelphia Resource Center (4117 Lancaster Ave) and plans to follow up with a third in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Interfaith Community Welcomes Muslim-American Advocate – Channel 10 News (NBC)

By Ashley N. Jefferson | Monday, Jan 17, 2011

The Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM) hosted a crowd of nearly 300 for their 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Celebration. NIM is an organization, uniting over 50 different congregations. Held at The Arch Street Presbyterian Church in Center City, the event marked the 26th year for the annual celebration.

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Visit the New ELA Website!

NIM’s Early Learning Alliance has launched a new website. The site, designed with child care providers and parents in mind, can be visted at

“Our new website has something for everyone in the child care field,” said Annette Freeman, ELA Director. “There is information about the programs we lead, as well as links to resources available to providers and a calendar of workshops and other training events. We believe this website will contribute to NIM’s efforts to improve quality early education throughout Philadelphia.”

The ELA website is part of expansion efforts, partially funded by the William Penn Foundation, that have seen the program reach far beyond its historic footprint of northwest Philadelphia. ELA now impacts one in eleven preschool children in every corner of the city.

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The meaning behind Mt. Airy’s Walking Together mural.

When the Neighborhood Interfaith Movement (NIM) began work on a mural in 2009, they knew that the imagery would have to reflect their work in the community and their support for the diverse surroundings that is Mt. Airy. The organization partnered with the Mural Arts project and worked with artists Paul Downie and David Woods on the conception and design of the mural. Members of the over 60 congregations were involved in the project and helped paint and design ceramics that would cover the wall on the side of the NIM building at 7047 Germantown Avenue. Bessie Jordan-Byrd, Interim Executive Director of NIM, worked extensively on the project and is still so moved by the images 2 years after the mural was conceived. “Every day when I see it, it’s a reminder of what a wonderful community that we have,” said Jordan-Byrd.

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A Strong Voice for Early Childhood Education!

Hundreds of Early Childhood advocates, including NIM staff, providers and parents, met in Harrisburg today to call on Governor Corbett and the General Assembly to support funding for important programs that prepare young children for school. Read this story to learn more, see pictures, and watch video from the event.

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NIM presents interfaith advocate Daisy Khan and local religious leaders in 2011 celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Sunday January 16, NIM is featuring Daisy Khan at its upcoming 28th Annual Interfaith Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Khan, who heads the American Society for Muslim Advancement and along with her husband Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf the development of the Muslim Community Center “Park51” near Ground Zero.

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Philadelphia City Paper Article “Learning Curve” Highlights NIM
Legendary Illustrator E.B. Lewis Reads To Children At First E.B. Lewis Reading Corner – Channel 6 Action News (ABC)
Interfaith Community Welcomes Muslim-American Advocate – Channel 10 News (NBC)
Visit the New ELA Website!
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